Thanksgiving Countdown ChallengeT(hanksgiving) +1 Devotion

Give Thanks for Jesus

Thanksgiving is over and we can now relax. NOT SO FAST! Christmas is just around the corner. Ok, maybe not the next corner but it can come quickly upon us. We have a few days before December begins, time when we can catch our breath. And time for us to reflect on the season ahead.

Christmas can be overwhelming for moms. We are already busy and our lives become even busier. It can be difficult to give thanks for such a stressful season. I understand. Take a moment to read the verse above again. For generations, people had waiting for the Messiah to come to save them. This verse tells the encounter Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus had with a woman named Anna at the temple. Ann recognized the baby as the Messiah as soon as she saw Him. She knew He was the one she had waited all her life to see. She gave thanks to God, not just for Jesus but also for being able to see Him herself.

At Christmas, it is easy to lose sight of the real purpose of the holiday. We forget why we are celebrating. We may not even feel like celebrating at all. Take time to remember what the birth of this Child meant and still means to the world. And give thanks!

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